THE DOG CHASES THE MUDBALL, THE TIGER BITES THE THROWER!

Lambda Zen Temple is the first Zen temple for software developers and zen practitioners alike.

The Insopor Zen Academy
Our purpose is to awaken each and everyone's true nature and to share compassion with the community. The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.

Daily Schedule
  • 06:00     Meditation
  • 06:45     Breakfast
  • 07:15     Module
  • 12:00     Lunch
  • 13:00     Module
  •  18:00    Dinner
  • 19:00     Meditation
  • 21:45     Lights out!

Module (not freely selectable): IT Projects, Meditation, Hiking, Gardening, Work, Cleaning, Cooking, Free time, etc.

IT Projects

The projects will be created by professional Software Developers (tutors of the Insopor Zen Academy) to serve a humanistic ideal. Things you would never do, because you have no time or money.

Etiquette

NEED TO READ BEFORE YOUR STAY. We eat what will be served (vegetables, meat, fish, etc.) The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. They intend to make human coexistence smooth and pleasant. Because the life at the zen temple is completely supported by donations (food, all items and money), we do not waste anything.

Retreats & Meditation

Daily meditation, monthly one-day and seven-day retreats. Twice a year a 24/7 retreat. Twice a year a pilgrimage.

Q&A

Here you will find the most important questions and answers about templestay, the Zen Academy and Zen temples.

Staff

If you want to stay longer than four months, it is possible to become a staff member and have an expense free stay from the fifth month. Please contact us for further questions.

Registration
  • Please read the etiquette and key questions and answers about your stay thoroughly.
  • If you want to practice in the temple for more than a week, contact the respective temple via the contact form and by phone (short stays contact form only).
  • Pay the Oblations before your stay.
Day Off

Thursday is a day off and there is no daily schedule.

OBLATION

Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.

2 hours: free
50 CHF/ day
350 CHF/ week
700 CHF/ month
2500 CHF/ 4 months
Longterm Templestay: from the 5th month free of charge*
> Parttime-Templestay: 600.-/month**

advance payment

All oblations are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included).
Repeaters and children will have a price reduction. Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.

*as staff member
**with own part-time job considered as alms round

HEADMONK

Zen Monk A. Lafon and M. Bieri welcome you to the Lambda Zen Temple.

Zen Monk A. Lafon

Zen Monk A. Lafon

Zen Monk A. Lafon has lived for years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he joined Insopor Zen Academy in 2015. He is currently the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

He also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products at his company 200ok GmbH to facilitate digital education.

 

Tutor M. Bieri

M. Bieri

M. Bieri has lived in Shogen Dojo for a good year and has lead the daily meditation and facilitated regular retreats. In 2015, she joined the Zen Academy and continued to lead daily meditation as well as facilitating regular retreats.

She has a degree in psychology and works as a certified Art therapist. She founded the studios MalTherapie Züri & MalAtelier-Glarus.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Address

Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk A. Lafon / M. Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus
Switzerland

Phone: +41 76 40 50 567
E-Mail: lambda@zen-tempel.ch

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